Gardens and yarn for Mother's Day
Here in San Francisco, Mother's Day was warm and sunny and a perfect day to put in a vegetable garden. I'll be sharing a community garden plot with two other families, and we met up together to buy seedlings and turn the soil. The kids especially loved the worms and snails, and resisted our efforts to feed them baby asparagus and chard. :)
Having a long-term project like a garden is a lot like knitting, actually: You have to be able to imagine that continuous effort will lead to a future payoff. That doesn't mean we can't have quick, satisfying interim goals, though...like baby lettuce, or armwarmers!
That's one of the Heart Motif Mitts, by Debbie Stoller, a pattern in the collection Knit Red, an upcoming publication from the Stitch Red project, an industry-wide effort to educate the public about heart disease (and heart health!). I finished knitting the mitts, so now they just need blocking and sewing up, which sometimes takes longer to get to than knitting a project, unfortunately.
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